Welcome to the society that came from a feeling that true fans needed an independent organisation.
The trust aims to establish a link between the Board and the Supporters and enable two-way communication, all stemming from a need to feel that we are doing something positive to support the Club. KHIST also aims to strengthen the bonds between the Club and the community it serves and to represent the views of the local community and supporters in the running of the Club.
All Harriers supporters are encouraged to join KHIST as the higher the support, the louder the voice! Click here to be taken to the signup page.
KHIST currently has over 500 members, which includes Steve Burr and the first team squad, and nearly 100,000 shares in our football club.
In the short time since its launch, KHIST has also run a number of fundraising initiatives. The money raised by these initiatives so far have already reaped rewards for the Harriers & supporters alike. Examples of this can be seen in recent seasons, where the wages of star on-loan defender Johnny Mullins and fans’ favourite Dean Bennett were directly subsidised by KHIST.
Following KHFC’s financial difficulties that surfaced in November 2010 KHIST stepped up its fundraising efforts and lauched the 2020 monthly lottery which now brings in over £2000 every month. During the last financial year KHIST have donated over £37,000 to the football club.
In March 2011 KHIST achieved one of its major objectives when Mr Karl Davies was appointed on the board of Kidderminster Harriers as KHIST’s representative. details Unfortunately Karl had to step down but he was replaced by John Davies who now acts as KHIST’s representative on the KHFC board.
Aswell as our fundraising activities KHIST
- Sponsor a first team player – Dave Hankin for the 2010/11 Season
- Fund an advertsing board
- Feature in every KHFC match programme and sponsor the centre page.
- Run the KHIST Player of the month award.
- Provide volunteers to KHFC – details
- Provide away travel to certain games.
- Run the junior supporters club in conjunction with KHFC.
Aside from the match-day action at Aggborough, there are also two fan-managed football teams that run during the course of the regular football season. On match-day Saturday morning’s, the KHIST Fans Team play against the fans of the Harriers opponents. The team is open to Harriers fans of all ages and abilities - please see the fans’ team website at www.harriersfansteam.co.uk for more information.
Harriers Trust FC are the other team, which was setup in 2003 as a registered Kidderminster & District Football League team, playing matches on Sundays. Since then, the Harriers Trust FC side have enjoyed tremendous success with back-to-back promotions leading right into the Kidderminster Premier League! The Trust also have their own exclusive website at www.clubwebsite.co.uk/harrierstrust01.
KHIST – The Constitution
KHIST is an organisation of enthusiasts who care for the fortunes of Kidderminster Harriers Football Club.
1) The name of the Society shall be Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Society Ltd and shall be called “the Society” in the rest of these rules. Kidderminster Harriers Football Club is called “the Club” and Wyre Forest is called “the Area”.
2) The Society’s objects are, either itself or through a subsidiary company or society trading for the benefit of the Community and acting under its control:
i) To strengthen the bonds between the Club and the Community which it serves and to represent the views of the local Community and supporters in the running of the Club.
ii) To represent these views through a democratically elected fans’ representative elected to the board of directors of any company owning or controlling the Club.
iii) To acquire an interest in the Club or any company owning or controlling the Club in order to promote the full, accountable, democratic and constructive involvement of the supporters in the running and future direction of the Club.
iv) To encourage the Club to take proper account of the interests of its supporters and of the Community it serves in its decisions.
v) To enter into constructive partnership with supporters of the Club, local politicians of all parties, the players, staff and directors of the Club and other official and independent supporters associations.
vi) To raise money and donate it to the Club to be spent in such a way as to promote the aims of the Society and to the benefit of the local Community and the supporters of the Club.
Copies of the full Rules are available on request.